The New Castle County Courthouse will be closed for business today. In view of the need to complete the investigation of the sad events that transpired Monday, to repair the facility, to allow the Capitol Police to prepare for reopening, and to otherwise ensure that the Courthouse can function at full efficiency, Courthouse officials feel it would be imprudent to open today.
The goal is to open for business on Wednesday. All other courthouses will be open for business as usual February 12, 2013.
Chief Justice Myron Steele says, "Monday's violence has saddened and horrified all of us. I know I can speak for our entire judiciary in thanking the Capitol Police for risking their lives to protect as many of our citizens and employees as they could. Right now, the interests of justice require that we allow law enforcement and the Department of Justice to do their jobs and to have complete control and access to the Courthouse tomorrow. We also want to make sure that the needs of our employees, jurors and witnesses who were present in the Courthouse are met."
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